Rep. Frederick welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso and Speaker Tom Leonard welcomed Dr. Don E. Galardi to the state Capitol to give Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Galardi is the current associate pastor of transition and missions at Community Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Owosso. House tradition calls for a representative or…

Rep. Frederick reads to local students

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso read to a group of students at K.C. Ling Elementary School (top) and Merrill Elementary School (bottom) on Friday, April 13. ###

Rep. Frederick honors Holocaust survivors at Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso joined Holocaust survivors Simon Binke, Barbara Cohen, Anna Fein and Jack Gun in lighting the first memorial candle at the Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 11. More than forty survivors who reside in Michigan attended the ceremony. “The essential truths and warnings of…

Rep. Frederick welcomed local students to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso welcomed Avianna Jackson and Dylan Dowen of Corunna High School on March 21. Avianna and Dylan were visiting the Capitol on behalf of the Shiawassee County Fair. ###

Rep. Frederick welcomes local students to Capitol

State Rep. Ben Frederick speaks to Ms. Jessica Anderson’s third grade class from Emerson Elementary School in Owosso. The students have been learning about how government works and were escorted by Rep. Frederick onto the House floor during their tour of the Capitol.

Rep. Frederick welcomes Perry mayor to Capitol for State of the State

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso, left, today welcomed Perry Mayor James Huguelet to the state Capitol for the governor’s annual State of the State address. Frederick invited Huguelet to sit alongside him in the House chamber while Gov. Rick Snyder presented his agenda for the year. Frederick, who chairs the House Workforce and Talent…

Rep. Frederick honors local business leaders

State Rep. Ben Frederick (right) joined the Laingsburg Business and Community Association in honoring Laingsburg residents Tony and Carol Vitu with the ‘Unsung Hero’ Award during the LBCA’s Annual Meeting. Tony and Carol were applauded by Rep. Frederick and Greg Beavers (left), president of the LBCA, for their caring attitude and dedication as Santa and…

Rep. Frederick testifies on bill promoting transparency

State Rep. Ben Frederick (left) of Owosso and Josh Adams, director of Owosso Main Street DDA, testified before the House Committee on Local Government in support of his legislation, House Bill 5070. This bill provides additional transparency to taxpayers about the activities of Downtown Development Authorities and other tax increment financing entities.

Rep. Frederick attends bill signing for legislation to improve school counseling standards

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, participated in a bill signing on Wednesday for state Rep. Brett Roberts’ legislation to update and specify professional development standards for K-12 counselors in Michigan schools. The legislation calls for 25 of the required 150 hours of professional development be dedicated to career and technical education (CTE) – including…

Rep. Frederick welcomes student to Lansing

State Rep. Ben Frederick, left, of Owosso joined state Rep. Tom Barrett of Potterville in welcoming Nick Kasik to the Capitol to job shadow Rep. Barrett. Nick is a senior at Chesaning Union High School and will attend Michigan State University upon graduation to study political science and pre-law.

Rep. Frederick welcomes local county clerks to Lansing

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso recently met with Saginaw County Clerk Mike Hanley and Shiawassee County Clerk Caroline Wilson at the annual legislative day in Lansing for the Michigan Association of County Clerks.